Italian bread, toasted and topped with a mixture of tomatoes, fresh basil, onions, garlic, and olive oil, and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.
-By Carrie (Strommen) Lennie
4 Roma (plum) tomatoes, diced
½ cup diced onions
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 garlic clove, cut in half
salt and pepper to taste
10 medium fresh basil leaves, chopped
4 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
8 slices crusty Italian bread
Extra virgin olive oil, to drizzle
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- Combine diced tomatoes and chopped garlic in a mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add half of chopped basil and 4 Tbsp of extra virgin olive oil.
- Drizzle both sides of bread slices with extra virgin olive oil. Grill bread lightly on both sides.
- Rub grilled bread with cut half of garlic clove to infuse with flavor. Top each slice with tomato mixture.
- Garnish with remaining chopped basil and Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.